Holder: Restore Felon Voting Rights

Attorney General Eric Holder gave a talk at a criminal justice symposium at Georgetown Law School and urged states to change their laws that restrict felons from voting after they serve their sentence. The federal government has no authority to order this, it's up to the states. From his talk: … [Read more...]

More Voter Fraud Lies

One of the leaders of a black conservative group is lying about voter fraud yet again and OneNewsNow, the American Family Association's "news" outlet, is spreading that lie far and wide. In an article about a proposed update to the Voting Rights Act, you find this little gem: … [Read more...]

Monckton: Poor, Elderly Shouldn’t Vote

Just in case you had the absurd notion that "Lord" Christopher Monckton couldn't get any more loathsome than he already is, you really should read his latest Worldnetdaily column. He actually argues that anyone who gets any form of public assistance, including Medicare, should be prevented from voting. … [Read more...]

Bipartisan Election Commission Destroys Republican Talking Points

The Presidential Commission on Election Administration, led by Democratic lawyer Bob Bauer and Republican lawyer Ben Ginsberg, who ran the Bush recount efforts in Florida in 2000, has issued a final report that pretty much destroys Republican claims about voter fraud and how elections should be run. Rick Hasan, one of the leading election law experts in the country, has the details. … [Read more...]

Fischer: Only Property Owners Should Vote

Bryan Fischer delivered his usual inane screed, saying that we should go back to the old days when only those who owned property were allowed to vote."You know, back in the day, in the colonial period," Fischer said, "you have to be a landowner, a property owner to be eligible to vote and I don't think that's a bad idea. And the reason is very simple: if somebody owns property in a community, they're invested in the community. If they're renters, they're going to be up and gone; they could … [Read more...]

Iowa SOS Misused Federal Funds for Voter Fraud Investigation

Iowa's Republican Secretary of State Matt Schultz is in hot water even with a fellow Republican, the state auditor, who sent him a letter telling him that he must repay the $140,000 in federal funds he used in the investigation that found a whopping 16 cases of voter fraud in that state (out of more than 1.2 million votes cast). … [Read more...]

‘Voter Fraud’ in ‘Key Swing State’

Here's another state investigation that found "rampant" voter fraud, a whopping 17 cases in Ohio, most of which were probably just mistakes by secretary of state office workers. But Fox News wants you to know that this happened in a "key swing state." … [Read more...]

Another Voter Fraud Investigation Comes Up Empty

Another Republican launches an investigation into "rampant" voter fraud only to come up pretty much empty in finding actual cases. This time it's Iowa, where Secretary of State Matt Schultz has spent the last year and a half looking for cases and found a whopping five of them, most of whom had nothing to do with actual voter fraud. … [Read more...]

Gaffney: Low Income Voters are the End of America

Like many wingnuts, deranged bigot and delusional paranoiac Frank Gaffney is mighty upset that the Obamacare website gives people the change to register to vote. Never mind that this is actually required by federal law and has been for two decades. It's bad, you see, because when poor people vote it's the "end of America." … [Read more...]

Texas’ Bad Arguments on Voting Rights

Plaintiffs in a Texas lawsuit are challenging that state's voter ID law on the grounds that it has a disparate impact on minority voters. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, who wants to be the next governor of the state, is not only arguing that this is false, he's arguing that no one even has a right to bring such a lawsuit. … [Read more...]

Kobach Tries to Make a Case for Voter Fraud

Kris Kobach, the rising star Republican secretary of state in Kansas, is trying to move beyond his status as the GOP's chief anti-immigration advocate by taking up the issue of voter fraud. He wrote an op-ed on a radio station website making a ridiculously bad case for the existence of serious voter fraud. … [Read more...]

The GOP’s Brazen Assault on Voting Rights

Rachel Maddow had a very important segment on her show Tuesday night about what the Republicans in control of North Carolina are doing to make it far more difficult for college students, especially black students, to vote in that state. They're shutting down polling places at historically black colleges, making it far more difficult for students to vote. Seriously, how brazen and obvious could this be? They aren't even pretending that this has anything to do with any goal other than to rig … [Read more...]


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